HBCU Legacy Bowl, Career Fair scheduled for February in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, La (BRPROUD) – The HBCU Legacy Bowl and the largest HBCU Career Fair will be held during Black History Month in New Orleans, La.

“The HBCU Legacy Bowl means opportunity and exposure for HBCU players and coaches,” Doug Williams, co-founder and inductee said. “We’re excited to have this in New Orleans, especially during Black History Month.”

The HBCU Legacy Bowl is a postseason game that highlights football players from historically black colleges and universities. The HBCU Legacy Bowl will award $2,500 scholarships to two HBCU students. The application window opened on Jan. 1 and will close on Jan. 22. Find eligibility requirements here.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame will host the career fair at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans from Feb. 17 through Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and will include panels on resume building, career counseling and more. The career fair invites local businesses to join the growing list of employers. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31. Find more information on the fair here.

The game will be broadcast live on NFL Network on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium at 3 p.m.

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